Y3 Forming Shadows

Pupils look at a selection of items and predict what type of shadow they think each would make if a bright flashlight were shone in front of them - would an opaque or translucent shadow be produced, or is the object transparent, therefore no shadow would be evident?

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object; recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • NaG – pupils should look for, and measure, shadows, and find out how they are formed and what might cause the shadows to change
  • WS - using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings; gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions; making systematic and careful observations; using results to draw simple conclusions

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Sigma Science – Year 3